RAILWAY VEHICLES FOR LONG-DISTANCE PASSENGER AND GOODS TRANSPORTATION: PRESENT STATE AND POSSIBILITIES OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

EISENBAHNFAHRZEUGE FUER DEN PERSONEN-UND GUETER-FERNVERKEHR: GEGENWAERTIGER STAND UND MOEGLICHKEITEN ZUKUENFTIGER ENTWICKLUNG

Outlining the history of railways, a brief glance is cast at the development of railway vehicles for passenger and goods transportation and the objective of reducing the time required for that. The technical problems involved in achieving higher speeds are considered. The technical and economical limits of light-weight construction are also discussed. Various examples as those of the passenger coach type Bpmz or of the electric rapid trainset ET 403 illustrate the present state of the art. Transportation of goods is governed by the trend towards special purpose wagons. With respect to the running gears mention is made of the present state and the future development of bogies and their sub-assemblies. Various running gears of passenger coaches and goods wagons are described and the design principles of passenger coach high speed running gears are explained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schienenverkehr-Zukunft mit Vernunft, Fachvortr, Hamburg, Germany, June 12-14, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    VDE Verlag GmbH

    Bismarckstrasse 33
    1000 Berlin 12,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Waldstaetten, W von
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 127-154
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM